Beyond Fest 2018, Hollywood’s biggest genre film festival will be held September 26th – October 9th with showings at the Egyptian and Aero Theaters in Los Angeles.
The festival will feature a David Cronenberg retrospective with showings of 13 Cronenberg classics. This will complement the festivals most extensive line-up yet with 24 West Coast Premieres including Halloween, Bad Times at the El Royale, Widows, Lords of Chaos, world premieres of Best F(r)iends:Volume 2 and Monster Party. Opening with Gaspar Noe’s dizzying acid-nightmare Climax, with star Sofia Boutella in person, and closing night honors go to S. Craig Zahler and his rugged crime-opus Dragged Across Concrete.
Among the most anticipated films this fall is Luca Guadagnino’s new take on Dario Argento’s seminal Suspiria, which will show out of festival in two sneak screenings on October 22nd (courtesy of Amazon Studios) for free at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood.
“We’re honored we get to champion the best filmmakers in the world with the best film fans in the world,” said Beyond Fest Co-Founder, Christian Parkes, “To pair something as instantly-iconic as Halloween with a discovery like Emma Tammi’s chilling The Wind is a dream come true.”
Fun films from the past abound with Bubba Ho Tep, eXistenZ, and Akira. Flash Gordon and the documentary with Sam J. Jones about his Life After Flash will both show on Oct 3rd. Sam J. Jones and Melody Anderson will attend with Q&A following, moderated by Film Threat’s very own Chris Gore.
Check the Beyond Fest website here for the full lineup of film titles and tickets.